Risa Horowitz

Visual Arts Department
Associate Professor

Office: RC 047
E-mail: risa.horowitz@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5641
Website: http://www.risahorowitz.com

Research interests

photo- and time-based media; conceptual, and durational practices; practice-based research.

Dr. Risa Horowitz has lived and worked in seven Canadian provinces as an artist, educator, writer, and gallery programmer. Her work has been exhibited across Canada and abroad. Dr. Horowitz has received numerous visual and media arts grants and awards, and her works are held in the collections of Global Affairs Canada, the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council Art Bank, and numerous private and corporate collections. She has taught photography, digital imaging, and critical issues for studio artists at York University and Grenfell College. At the University of Regina she teaches photo-based media and extended/conceptual practices at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Horowitz's art tends toward blurring the boundaries between expert-amateur, hobby-work, and leisure-productivity. Much of her work has involved collecting and durational practices that pay attention to time and its representation.

  • PhD (Visual Arts), York University, 2012
  • MFA (Visual Arts), University of Saskatchewan, 2000
  • BFA (Interdisciplinary Fine Arts Studies, honours), York University, 1995

Recent and Upcoming Solo Exhibitions

I Set Out to Track the Sun, Galleri Svalbard, Longyearbyen, 2018

Infrontofamidbefore...(The Combination and Assembly of All These Possibiities) Art Gallery of Regina, 2017.

Imaging Saturn (Modeling Views), Video Pool Media Arts Centre, with Platform, Winnipeg, MB, 2016.


Recent Group Exhibitions and Screenings

Art e Astronomia, Chiesa San Grancesco, Piazza Garibaldi, Atina, Italy, 2018

Starfields and Fields (selection), Galleri de L’UQAM, curated by Ami Barak, Momenta Biennale/Mois de la Photo, Montreal, 2017

Starfields and Fields, part of Landscapes and Silence curated by Wayne Baerwaldt, Kashi Gallery, Kochi, India, Kochi-Muziris Biennale, 2016-2017

Between Big Muddy and Big Beaver, South Saskatchewan, 10th anniversary exhibition Again and Again, MKG127 Gallery, Toronto, 2017.

real-time-slow-motion (all night sun), screened at Art on the Screens, Celebration Square Mississauga, curated by Anthea Foyer, 2016

houseplants and homemaking, part of Reference Points, video screenings at YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto, 2016.

visualizing visual data, part of À la rechérche, curated by Barbara Balfour, Open Studio Toronto, 2016.


Recent  Publications

Horowitz, Risa et al, guest co-editor/author, “An Other North: The Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition”, Practices: Review d’art canadienne Canadian Art Review (RACAR), Vol. 43, no. 1 (Spring 2018).

Horowitz, Risa. I set out to track the sun. 8-page folio in Blackflash issue 35.1/35.2, Saskatoon: Buffalo Berry Press, 2018.

Barak, Ami. What does the image stand for? Catalogue for the group exhibition at Gallerie de L’UQAM for Momenta Biennale (formerly Mois de la photo a Montreal). September 2017.

Fidelak, Terri. Infrontofamidbefore (the combination and assembly of all these possibilities), Art Gallery of Regina, October 2017.

Klein, Michael, ed. Again and Again, 10th anniversary edition, MKG127 Gallery, July 2017.


Recent Presentations

2017 – I set out to track the sun. MAP Presentation Series, University of Regina; and UAAC Conference Panel “At the Boundaries: Art and Science Collaborations” chaired by Ingrid Koenig, Banff

2016 – Boredom as Imminence, paper delivered in Panel “The Banal, the Quotidian, the Boring, at Universities Art Association of Canada Conference 2016, Université de Québec à Montréal.